We were thrilled last winter when our staff, patients, and owners donated 13,877 diapers in 2019. Fast forward to 2020, and we MORE than doubled the number of diapers collected and distributed! We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support shown by all involved, particularly in a year as challenging as we’ve had.
The thirteen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics located in Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass counties participated in the 18th annual Channel 94.1 Diaper Drive. We delivered 25,104 diapers to the Hy-Vee at Linden Market on Friday, December 11th, where Joel Makovicka gave a short radio interview thanking the staff and patients who supported the effort. The diapers were ultimately delivered to the Lydia House at the Open Door Mission. The mothers at the Lydia House and needy mothers through Homeless Prevention Programs will be the recipients of the donated diapers. Fifty percent of women and children at the Lydia House are victims of domestic violence.
The six Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics located in Lancaster and Saunders counties collected diapers for the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders county, and over 6,000 diapers were delivered to the agency. Community Action Partnership has 17 programs that address the causes of poverty, and help individuals with financial and family well-being, homelessness prevention, and more. When their clients participate in the programs, they earn points. What a super way to help empower people to become self-sustaining!